In celebration of the Huntsville Festival of the Arts (HfA) Art Crawl, happening all month in downtown Huntsville, artists are setting up in River Mill Park over the next four Saturdays to demonstrate how they work.
Many of the participants are members of the Huntsville Art Society, which has 120 professional, emerging, and just-starting-out artists.
“We at the Huntsville Art Society (HAS) always say, ‘Be part of art’,” says HAS co-chair Pam Carnochan. “That is why we want you to come see how our artists create.”
In addition to HAS members, the park will also feature a Muskoka Unlimited group art show as well as Gerry Lantaigne’s canoe murals, sponsored by the HfA.
Visitors to the park will see artists working in different styles and with different media including photography, acrylics, pastels, oils, watercolour, alcohol ink, fibre, wood, and stone.
“There is a complete complement of various mediums of art which is so exciting to be able to see all of the different styles,” says Carnochan. “Artists need a chance to showcase what they have been experiencing this last year hidden away in their studios.”
Some will be starting something new and fresh, while others will be working on existing projects.
“We have a lot of artists who are well known and established in the community but there are also many talented less well-known people who are now able to come to the forefront and be recognized for their work,” says Carnochan. “The HFA are doing such a fabulous job through these different events and projects in order to get the community engaging with us as artists.”
The artists participating are:
Saturday, June 12: Pam Carnochan, Helena Renwick, Michele Schwemmer
Saturday, June 19: Brian Markham, Gord Duncan, Pam Mackenzie, Stephanie Aykroyd, Pam Carnochan
Saturday, June 26: Elise Muller, Sherry Beiers
Saturday, July 3: JF Kuehnen, Stephanie Aykroyd, Tom Clark, Billy MacPherson, Pat Hillcoat
They’ll each be showcasing their talents from 1-4 p.m., and the community is encouraged to engage with them.
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